7/18 Minor League report
Chris Volstad gave up six earned runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings in Iowa’s 7-2 loss to New Orleans on Tuesday night. Josh Vitters did extend his hitting streak to a season-high 16 games, going 2-for-4. He’s hitting .345 in July. Alfredo Amezaga and Brett Jackson each had multiple hit games.
Nicholas Struck gave up five earned runs on seven hits over five innings in Tennessee’s 9-2 loss to Jackson. Logan Watkins had two hits, including a triple.
Matt Loosen gave up one run on five hits over 7 1/3 innings, striking out six, in Daytona’s 6-1 win over Charlotte. Loosen is 8-3 with a 2.79 ERA, and is holding hitters to a .181 average. Matt Szczur had three hits and two RBIs, and Roni Torreyes had two hits and a stolen base.
Peoria opens a six-game road trip Wednesday against Western Michigan. Jose Rosario was scheduled to start.
James Pugliese threw five shutout innings, giving up one run and striking out five, in Boise’s 5-0 win over Yakima. Trey Martin was 3-for-3, including his third home run, and stole a base. Martin was named Northwest League Player of the Week for July 9-15, batting .545 in that stretch with two home runs and seven RBIs.
Daniel Vogelbach hit his seventh home run in Mesa’s 6-5 win over the Mariners. Vogelbach is batting .360, and he drove in three runs. Shawon Dunston, David Bote and Carlos Penalver each had two hits.
— Carrie Muskat